How waterproof is the Samsung Galaxy Watch?

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It can handle just about anything.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is one of the best smartwatches you can buy right now. It looks great, has fantastic battery life, and offers a rich fitness-tracking platform with Samsung Health.

Another reason to pick up the Galaxy Watch is its 5 ATM water resistance rating, but in the real world, what does that actually mean?

Here’s what some of our AC forum members had to say!

sonnnet
01-13-2019 03:10 PM

I can’t answer your question about depth, I’m afraid. But I swim breaststroke ‘underwater’, ie just below the water’s surface and the watch is absolutely fine. I was pleasantly surprised that heart rate tends to track constantly (at least as good, if not better than when I’m out running). Also the length counter was spot on. I hate counting lengths, and now I don’t have to!

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Greymire
01-13-2019 05:03 PM

We were at a Ski resort for two days this past week. I swam with it every day and had it in the hot tub as well. No issues. I thought the two little water droplet symbols that appear were sort of humorous. I do enable water lock prior and run the sound to eject water a couple times after.

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arunma
01-12-2019 09:06 PM

So I haven’t gone swimming with my watch yet. I plan to, but havent gotten the chance so far. Here’s what I’ve read on Samsung’s website: – Chlorinated water and salt water are OK. Just rise the Galaxy Watch in fresh water when you’re done. – You can swim with it, you just can’t scuba dive with it. Remember, to damage the watch, the pressure of the water over your moving wrist would have to…

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January 15, 2019 at 03:42AM